Posted on 08/13/2018 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A week after a far-right group attacked a London bookstore, more than five hundred supporters attended a rally in support of it this weekend.

Two employees of Bookmarks were shoved and verbally abused during the August 4 incident, and the protesters also destroyed magazines and threw books around.

Bookmarks, which sells books on a range of socialist topics, responded with readings, speeches, and music last Saturday.

The store’s manager, Dave Gilchrist, told The Bookseller: “We’ve gone from feeling under attack and feeling vulnerable to having hundred of people come directly to the shop and support us. ... The staff feel very buoyed about the whole thing.”

Read The Bookseller’s coverage of the initial attack and subsequent rally.

Categories: Today in Books

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